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  • Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 
    Working with Tables
    Sometimes working with VTS tables isn’t very straight forward.  VTS provides you with a single table for data sharing. Don’t think of it as a database table, think of it more of an Excel table.  There is NO forced row integrity – keeping related data on the same row – thu Read Entire Entry

  • Coding for VTS – Part 3

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 

    NOTE:  You can have multiple instances of VTS running and being used during a test. These code samples are assuming you are using a single instance of VTS.  If you are using multiple instances, you’ll want to use the vtc functions and NOT the lrvtc functions!  Instances are covered Read Entire Entry

  • Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 
    Install
    This is the easy part.  You can find the VTS setup executable under the “Additional Components” folder in the LoadRunner install directory.  It is a quick and easy setup that you can do using the default options.  You can install the VTS on the same server as the controll Read Entire Entry

  • Introduction to the New HPE LoadRunner Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 For those of you who have been using LoadRunner for a while, you may have heard about the Virtual Table Server (VTS). This is a technology has been around since the early versions of LoadRunner. However, the original version of the tool was never officially supported by HPE. There was lit Read Entire Entry

  • What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 2 (GWT)

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by Admin

    Previously we looked at using DFE to help make scripts that utilize XML to make it more readable and easier to parameterize.  There is another way to use DFE, beyond making a script more readable.  Sometimes DFE may be required for the script to run properly.  Some applications use what is called GWT (Google Web Toolkit).  To use GWT DFE, first you need to identify when an application is using GWT.

    There is the obvious way that LoadRunner recognizes GWT.  You’ll see the following message in the Error tab of the messag Read Entire Entry

  • What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 1 (XML)

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Admin

    DFE is short for Data Format Extension.  It is a feature added to LoadRunner back in version 11, but a lot of people don’t understand what it is and how it can help you.  In simple terms DFE allows for easier LoadRunner scripting by allowing us to decode and encode normally unreadable or formatted data that the may be sent between the client and the server.  A simple example would be converting a long XML request into a more readable format.  Another example would be converting an unreadable Base 64 request into something that Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner Analysis: “No Stop_Time Value Defined” Error Fix

    Posted on August 5, 2014 by Admin

    I was running a load test overnight (SOAK) for 10 hours. Something happened overnight, and the Controller machine locked up. I could not log into it or connect to it remotely. It  had to be rebooted. When it came back up, I tried to recollate the results for this test and launch LoadRunner Analysis. I received this error message:

    I was then prompted to look at the error log. I got: Analysis Error log:
    <8/1/2014 9:35:19 AM> Error 75012: in file e:\xxxxx.lrr the Stop_time is 0
    I opened up the LRR with the Notepad applicati Read Entire Entry

  • Using C Macros in LoadRunner Vugen

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by Admin

    Introduction to C Macros
    C macros aren’t  discussed a lot by HP LoadRunner users, yet they are at the core of the C programming language used in VUGen. They can provide flexibility and power that reduces script development and maintenance times. A good example would be where a function cannot be used to encapsulate reusable code blocks because something in the code block must be known at compile time instead of at run time. In this case, there would be a global variable accessed within the code block, but the name of the variable Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: New Licensing

    Posted on April 28, 2014 by Admin

    Community License
    Probably one of the biggest changes to the product is HP’s new “Community License Bundle”. This replaces the old “Instant-on License” where HP LoadRunner would work with 10 users for a limited amount of time. This new bundle includes 50 Vusers, but it excludes Vusers for the GUI (UFT integration), COM/DCOM, and template protocols. Template protocols include C, JAVA, JavaScript, VB and VB Script, C#/C++.NET and VB .NET Vuser (Visual Studio Add-in), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), VB.NET Vuser (Visual Studi Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: Manage Cloud Load Generators

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by Admin

    In our last blog article, we went through setting up an Amazon AWS account for EC2, and configuring AWS and LoadRunner in preparation for using Load Generators from the Cloud. At this point, we are ready to use them in a load test scenario.

    Let’s first look at using an existing machine. I installed a Micro instance of Windows 2012 Server (Standard Edition) in EC2. It’s really slow and won’t do much. HP does not recommend a Micro account, so keep in mind we’re only trying to demonstrate the features at this time. Th Read Entire Entry